From 44-1 to 50 all out: An epic collapse

Krishna Chopra / 28 August 2015

Batting collapses are nothing new to cricket fans, but then there are some excruciating collapses that are just jaw dropping! One such collapse occurred recently on the 28th of August 2015, as the batting lineup of the UAE U19’s collapsed like a pack of fragile cards!

The game was an ACC U19’s Premier League clash played in Kuala Lumpur between the UAE U19’s and the Nepal U19 side. Batting first, the Nepali side was bowled out for a below par total of 199 in 49.2 overs. There was absolutely no need to think out of the box for the UAE batsmen, but as they say, cricket is a funny game. The funny side of the game was just about to be revealed.

UAE lost an early wicket, but considering the target needed, the situation was still steady for them. Then, with the score reading 44-1, began the crumbling of the UAE U19 team. 44-1 soon turned into 44-6, as the batsmen seemed to be mere school kids! The misery ended soon as the lower order batsmen and the tailenders did not last long and finally on 50, they were bowled out!

Statistically, there were as many as 6 ducks in the UAE batting scorecard! The third highest scorer was the extras with 3! All in all, it was just humiliation for the UAE U19 team! Here is the scorecard:

Batsmen Mode of Dismissal Runs Balls 4s 6s
KWK Perera lbw b Dhamala 32 38 3 1
Zafri Zafardeen lbw b Kandel 12 24 1 0
EW Holmes st Rijal b Dhamala 0 10 0 0
MKY Rabel c Karki b Kandel 0 3 0 0
Riyan Mohammed lbw b Kandel 0 1 0 0
Moaaz Qazi c Rijal b Dhamala 1 3 0 0
Ahsan Ali Khan run out (Airee) 1 21 0 0
Y Punja st Rijal b Tamang 1 15 0 0
Mohammad Afsal b Kandel 0 1 0 0
A Kavi not out 0 5 0 0
Abdullah Asif b Tamang 0 4 0 0
Extras (lb 1, w 2) 3      
Total 20.5 overs 50  


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